November 08, 2018
Oiltanking Middle East & India

Operations Manager (m/f/d)

Oiltanking has been active in tank storage logistics since 1972, and is one of the largest independent operators of tank terminals for oils, chemicals and gases worldwide. The company owns and operates 74 terminals in 24 countries with a total storage capacity of 20 million cbm, on five continents – in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, India, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Star Energy Oiltanking (SEOT) is a joint venture between Hamburg-based Oiltanking GmbH and the Abu Dhabi-based Star Energy Group. The state-of-the-art terminal at Jebel Ali, commissioned in the year 1988, is located on the world’s largest manmade harbor and comprises 43 tanks capable of storing 1 million cbm of bulk petroleum and liquid chemical products. In view of the ongoing expansion of our Storage & Operations facilities at the SEOT Termianl – Jebal Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, we are currently looking for an:

Operations Manager (m/f/d)

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

This position is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient management of the Operations Department and its personnel. The position involves participation in safety, emergency response, security, training, and preparation of plant/equipment for maintenance/contractor work. The Operations Manager reports to the Terminal Manager.

Your Tasks:

  • Carries out forward planning and reviews progress to assure the objectives of the operations department are met.
  • Compile/review/update departmental procedures/work instructions.
  • Develop KPIs and reporting formats to be used by the Operations department.
  • Maintain and implement effective procedures to ensure that Operations meets established quality and safety objectives.
  • Monitors absenteeism and overtime, prepares department budgets, monitors expenditure.
  • Implements programs and standards rolled out by Oiltanking Asset and Operations


  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering
  • 10 years of experience in the petrochem industry, and a comprehensive understanding of petroleum/petrochemical calculations and  international industry standards. 
  • Knowledge of control panels, computers and other administrative/communication aids is required, with proven management & leadership skills. 
  • Fluency in English (both spoken & written), with ability to build and manage large teams – this is a must.

Contact Us:

Interested candidates should apply through the Workday link or by email.

Contact HR

Human Resources

Star Energy Oiltanking
Jatin Kheskani
Dubai, United Arab Emirates